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Should allergy protection in schools be a human right? - Jan 17, 2014

A food allergy can be a terrifying problem for a young student. In Hamilton, Ontario , one parent believes it isn't just a problem; it's a disability that the school didn't adequately address. She's filed a complaint with the Human Rights tribunal.

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